Žaneta Ozoliņa is a professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Latvia. Her research interests focus on European integration, regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region, as well as foreign and security policy of the Baltic States.
Ozoliņa is the author of more than 90 scholarly articles and editor of several books:
“EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region: a year after and beyond” (2010),
“Gender and Human Security: a View from the Baltic Sea Region” (2015),
“Societal Security: Inclusion-Exclusion Dilemma. A portrait of Russian-speaking community in Latvia” (2016)
She teaches such courses as European integration, European foreign and security policy, International security, Crisis management in international relations, and others.
She was a chairwoman of the Strategic Analysis Commission under the Auspices of the President of Latvia (2004-2008) and a member of the European Research Area Board (European Commission) (2008-2012).
She was engaged in different international projects commissioned by the European Parliament, the European Commission, and other international bodies. She chairs the Foreign Affairs Council of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is a member of the ECFR (European Council of Foreign Affairs) Council and the Baltic Development Forum.